It has been said that there’s nothing hidden under the song, and that what’s hidden will one day be exposed. This has just played out…
Five men, Bongani Masombuka, 34, Sfundo Nkosi, 30, Khumbudzo Mukhuba, 27, Brian Makhubedu, 24, and Mashudu Malema, 31, have been found guilty of the murder of Rhythm City actor Dumi Masilela.
Dumi Masilela died from a bullet shot in the abdomen in August 2017 in Tembisa. He was shot on 2 August and died a day later, in the hospital.
Addressing the case, Judge Papi Mosopa stated that although Accused 1 (Nkosi), 2 (Masombuka), 4 (Makhubedu) and 5 (Malema) made confessional statements, they later claimed to have done so under duress. Their claims of having admitted to the crime notwithstanding, they failed to provide witnesses to prove they were not behind the crimes.
Relief swept through the court after the judgment was handed down.
Until his death, Dumi Masilela was a gifted actor that many predicted would do great in the movie industry. Besides acting, he was also into music, with songs like “Ungasabi,” “Hamba,” and “Shona Phansi” to his name.
Well, what do you think of the guilty verdict against the five? You’re welcome to join the conversation by dropping your thoughts in the comment section below.